Making Tea from Wild Plants

Making Tea from Wild Plants

There are a number of great tasting teas (that don’t come in little bags), that you can make yourself from plants that you may come across. During this guide, we are going to be looking at making tea with the following 6 plants: Birch Red Clover Ground Ivy Dandelions Nettles Pine Needles and Spruce Tip Before heading out to forage for supplies to make your next brew, I recommend that you invest in a good…

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Suprising Uses of a Bandana

Surprising Uses of a Bandana

You will usually see many survival kit lists claiming that you should include a bandana, but why? During this post we are going to be looking at some of the reasons a bandana should be in everybody’s kit. Signal for Help A brightly coloured bandana can be used as a signal flag if you are ever in need of rescue. Attach it to the end of a long stick and wave it around in big…

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How to Build a debris hut

How to Build a Debris Hut

The debris hut is an extremely versatile shelter that is suitable for many habitats and requires no tools to build, only the natural materials you find around you. Not only is learning to build a debris hut fun, but it is a very important skill. How a Debris Hut Works Built correctly, the debris hut works by insulating you from the elements using layers of natural material. The idea is to build the hut as…

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Using Steel Wool to Create Fire

Using Steel Wool to Create Fire

steel wool is actually mostly iron (Fe). In fact, steel is an iron alloy: iron with about 2% carbon mixed in. Using a little bit of steel wool and a battery can be a really effective way of starting a fire, even when it’s wet. Just hold one part of the steel wool to the positive end and another part to the negative end. If you have a 9-volt battery, you can rub the steel…

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Make your own ghillie suit

How to Make a Camouflage Ghillie Suit

Ghillie suits take camouflage to the next level. They help by altering the recognizable human shape into a blurry form that is hard to detect even with the best set of eyes. They can be purchased online or can be made at home fairly easily. If you are looking for a new project to start on, follow the details below to make your own camouflage ghillie suit. Gather Materials To make your ghillie suit you…

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